When Andy Cohen gets overwhelmed as a parent, whether it be due to his son, Ben, 3, entering a toddler tantrum phase or simply adjusting to life as a father of two with his 6-month-old daughter Lucy now in the mix, he turns to his parenting village — which includes a few familiar famous faces.
Cohen told TODAY Parents that his close friend, Sex and the City alum Sarah Jessica Parker, is a steady soundboard for his parenting woes. He explained, “[She] was just a good outlet for me to say, ‘I’m going through this. Is it normal? What do I do?’”
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And, like Parker, another of his close friends, LIVE With Kelly & Ryan co-host Kelly Ripa, shares her parenting wisdom as well. Cohen revealed, “Kelly and Sarah Jessica have been really great because I can text them at any time, and be like, ‘Ben is constipated.’ Then I know immediately what to run out and get.”
Both Ripa and Parker are seasoned parents of many — Ripa and her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, share sons Michael, 25, and Joaquin, 19, as well as daughter Lola, 21. Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, are parents to son James, 20, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, 13.
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Cohen doesn’t only rely on his celebrity besties for parenting advice, though. His younger sister is a mother of two, and as he’s journeyed into parenthood, he shared, “She’s been a really great sounding board for me about parenting, and these are conversations that we weren’t having when she was going through it because I couldn’t relate whatsoever.” Now, however, he explained, “I really value her opinion. She’s a smart, steady voice.”
With three experienced moms on his side, we’re sure Cohen will have no problem getting through everything from potty training to teenage angst.
Before you go, check out these celebrity parents who welcomed their babies via surrogate.
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